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Synthesis and functionalisation of mesoporous materials for transparent coatings and organic dye adsorption

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Abstract

Herein, we propose a facile method for the synthesis of functionalised mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN) via the polymerisation of N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) monomer with vinyl functional mesoporous silica nanoparticles (VMSN). The structural and functional properties of the materials are analysed using various characterisation techniques. Additionally, a transparent hydrophobic glass substrate is fabricated by dispersing a certain amount of the synthesised nanoparticles in ethyl acetate (EA) followed by spin-coating on a glass substrate and drying overnight at 80 °C. In summary, the functionalised mesoporous materials can be used for multiple applications such as the preparation of stable hydrophobic, transparent, and temperature-sensitive surfaces, as well as for the adsorption of Rhodamine B dye.

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The article was received on 02 Feb 2018, accepted on 04 May 2018 and first published on 08 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00591E
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 10254-10262
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    Synthesis and functionalisation of mesoporous materials for transparent coatings and organic dye adsorption

    S. Nagappan, S. S. Park, B. K. Kim, D. Yoo, N. Jo, W. Lee and C. Ha, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 10254
    DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ00591E

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